SoftSide Magazine Issue 60 (Graphics Programs)
Publication date 1983-11
Topics graphics, softside, disk, computer, color, program, apple, software, ibm, atari, graphics utility, computer art, disk version, bulletin board, machine language, disk basic, softside selections, computer graphics, ame choate, suggested retail
SoftSide Magazine Issue 60 (Graphics Programs) (November 1983). ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW The FuturePhone: A Broader View, Part II (Packaging and transmitting information is one of the most pressing challenges of the future, and rapidly developing telephone technology will play a leading part in solving intrinsic problems.) - Allen L. Wold, THE WORLD CONNECTION Establishing Your Own Bulletin Board Service (Without a human operator (SYSOP) you have no BBS, and here are a few guidelines if you are thinking of starting your own BBS - equipment and software specifications, as well as responsibilities - the nuts and bolts of The World Connection.) - Tim Knight, SILICON FASHIONS IN PARIS: A Conversation With E. de Senneville (Tyvek evening wear is only one of the hot, high-fashion ideas you'll find in this informal interview with Paris designer, Elisabeth de Senneville. Haute couture and the computer meet and make friends.), THE STATE OF COMPUTER ART A Conversation with Ame Choate Flynn and Steve Birchall (More affordable systems, more colors, higher resolution, parallel processors, and improved software are the trends in computer graphics. Find out more in this engaging interview with SoftSide's Special Projects Editor in graphics.), FINANCIAL OPERATING SYSTEM Explore Your Options (PUT and CALL your way to untold riches. If the options market intrigues you, learn some important tricks of the trade in this installment, before you break out your bankroll.) - J. M. Keynes, CALC/SIDE: The VisiCalc Spreadsheet Comes Home Looking It Up - Getting It Right! (Spreadsheets are spreadsheets, as roses are roses - almost. This time "VisiClone" users will welcome the news that their software shares many important features with the Cadillac of spreadsheets, including the pivotal &LOOKUP function.) - David Peters, WORKING IN THE FIELD A Look at Art and Artists at SIGGRAPH '83 (An artist views SIGGRAPH '83, and paints vivid word portraits of recent computer art, proving that computers can enhance the development and execution of ideas.) - Lisa Gillham, A WINDOW ON THE PAST (Peeking through the computer's magic window at the mental processes of the old masters, we can see how they brought their paintings to life from successive layers of sketches.) - Saul Bernstein and Ame Choate Flynn, THE SOFTSIDE GALLERY (Stroll through SoftSide's First Computer Art Show and survey the broad range of styles and techniques artists are using in this new medium.) - Ame Choate Flynn (Curator), Editorial, Output, The Data Stack, Input, The Sides of SoftSide, Hints & Enhancements, Bugs, Works & Other Undesirables, New Products, MicroLog, Machine Head, Market/Side, Advertiser's Index, Review of EPSON HX-20 (Free yourself from the power line, and give yourself a truly portable computing tool, with this powerful but compact "Notebook" computer. It includes everything the traveling executive or working poet needs on the road.) - Robert Hennessey, Review of TRANSTAR (How about a letter quality printer at a dot matrix price? A unique "AutoLoad" feature makes handling single sheets easy, and an optional attachment adds a tractor assembly if you need it.) - Kenneth Close, Review of KOALA PAD (This state-of-the-art position-sensing device answers the need for a "humanistic" means of input for artists who prefer methods that emulate traditional artistic strokes.) - Ame Choate Flynn, Review of Graphics Utility and Joypaint (PC) - Michael Callery, Review of PC BASIC A2.0 (PC) - Michael Callery, Review of Sprite Master (Commodore) - Sharon Aker, Review of CEEMAC and Maestro (Apple) - Andre Schklowsky, Review of The Graphic Solution (Apple) - Roberta Schwartz, Review of GraFORTH (Apple) - Tom Flynn, Review of Fontrix (Apple) - Roberta Schwartz, Apple Diskourse (Learn how to incorporate disk files into your programs.) (Apple) - Cary W. Bradley, Review of Designs From Your Mind With Atari Graphics (Atari) - Scott Berfield, Review of Versawriter (Atari) - Spyder Webb, Review of PM Animator (Atari) - Carl M. Firman, Review of DOS+ 3.5 (S-80) - Robert C. Kyle, Review of NEWBASIC 2.0 (S-80) - Mark Renne, Review of VID 80 (S-80) - Mark Renne, SOFTSIDE SELECTIONS (Software for Your Personal Computer!) - Between pages 54 & 55, Cover Illustrations (Computer Graphics is beginning to evolve into a new art form. SoftSide is especially pleased to promote and encourage artists working in this field with our first Computer Art Show in the SoftSide Gallery. Guest Editor Ame Flynn has assembled a colorful, eclectic show, demonstrating the breadth of styles artists have already developed. Still more examples festoon this issue from cover to cover. On our front cover we have included an example of Lauretta Jones' typographic designs, as well as her "Devil Chip" which was commissioned by Herman Associates, Inc. on behalf of their client, The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. The "Butterfly Graphic" was created by Roberta Schwartz. The reviews in this issue focus on products which you can use to create your own computer art. We hope to see your work in a future show at The SoftSide Gallery.).
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